This is an international organization of Catholic men who promote the Catholic faith, support the clergy, promote charitable work among the faithful, and provide social fellowship among the members. The organization meets on a regular basis and is open to any Catholic man 18 years or older. It is the largest Catholic men’s’ family service organization in the world, based on charity, unity, fraternalism and patriotism.
Every church in our parish has its own Altar Society, since the main function of the group is to care for the altar of that church. Other functions of the group are to provide funeral dinners, decorate the altar and church for the seasons, and offer parish fellowship. All parish women are automatically members. Regular meetings are held, except in the summer.
This organization is open to all high school youth of the parish. Activities are planned to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our youth. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Marion Activity Center, except during the summer. Sports groups, fund-raisers, fun trips and events, annual diocesan conventions and bi-annual national conventions are some of the many activities a CYM member enjoys. All Catholic high school youth are encouraged to join for prayer, fun and fellowship with their Catholic peers.
This is an organization for older Catholic adults to get together for fun and fellowship, with learning programs, spiritual enrichment, and entertainment. All Catholic men and women 55 and older are welcome to attend the monthly meetings, beginning with Holy Mass, on the 2nd Friday in Marion, except during June and July.
The Pro-Life Ministry involves all parishioners, old and young, who would like to be active in combating the horrors of abortion, in the areas of prayer, education, aid and assistance, going on-site to an abortion clinic, standing for life on Life Chain Sunday, and in the political arena. A Pro-Life Rosary is recited prior to every Holy Mass with a specific monthly intention.
This fraternal organization, open to all Catholics, was created by the Czech people to provide insurance to Catholics, and promote education with college scholarships for members’ families.